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Cancer Organizations

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  • American Cancer SocietyThe American Cancer Society's website is dedicated to educating the public and professionals about cancer evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment.
    Northern Nevada branch:
    691 Sierra Rose Drive, Suite A, Reno, NV 89511
    (775) 329-0609

  • American Cancer Society - Guide to staying healthy 

  • American Lung Association The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. ALA fights lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control, and environmental health.

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology - Addresses a multitude of issues that are relevant to people living with cancer and their loved ones, such as coping, survivorship, advocacy and policy.The site contains a Guide to Cancer, which provides information about more than 120 types of cancer and cancer-related symptoms.

  • Angel Flight WestAngel Flight West provides free air transportation services to cancer patients and their families. (888) 4-AN-ANGEL or (888)8 426-2643

  • Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition – A coalition organization helping cancer patients manage their finanical challenges.

  • Caregiver support Support for caregivers, family and friends from the National Cancer Institue

  • Chronic Disease Fund An independent, non-profit charitable organization that helps patients with chronic disease, cancer and other life-altering conditions obtain the life-saving medications they need.

  • Livestrong Survivor CareLivestrong Survivor Care helps survivors face the everyday physical, emotional and practical challenges of cancer through education, qualified referrals and counseling services. Cancer Care's oncology social workers provide survivors and their loved ones with emotional support, grief counseling and professional advice, while Patient Advocate Foundation's case managers are available to help with access to care, employment questions and financial concerns. All services are provided free of charge.

  • Mesothelioma Cancer AllianceThe Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance is dedicated to serving victims of malignant mesothelioma, a rare type of cancer that occurs in the thin layer of cells lining the body's internal organs, known as the mesothelium.

  • Mesothelioma Group – Offers online guide to the disease and scholarships.

  • Mesothelioma Guide Our mission is to guide mesothelioma patients to better health care options and to find a cure.

  • MD Anderson Cancer CenterOne of the country's premiere cancer research and training institutions

  • National Cancer Institute – The National Cancer Institute conducts cancer clinical trials and cancer research, as well as educates the public with online resources about cancer.

  • National Cancer Institute - Cancer statistics and facts

  • National Comprehensive Cancer Network   NCCN is a not-for-profit alliance of 21 of the world's leading cancer centers, dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of care provided to patients with cancer. Click on the link to learn more.
  • Nevada Cancer Coalition  Dedicated to evidence-based strategies and coordination of cancer prevention, early detection, treatment, support, and research efforts to improve the quality of life for everyone in Nevada.

  • Pancreatic Cancer Action NetworkThis national organization creates hope in a comprehensive way through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure of pancreatic cancer.

  • Pleural Mesothelioma Center Free information, resources and support to help you understand, fight and overcome mesothlioma

  • Reno Cancer FoundationProvider of multiple assistance programs that may provide financial assistance with prescriptions, insurance premiums, transportation and lodging. (775) 329-1970

  • South Lake Tahoe Cancer League Non-profit group offering financial support and transportation for cancer patients on the South Shore – north to Glenbrook, up to the El Dorado County line past Emerald Bay, and into Christmas Valley.
    (530) 573-1703
    1400 Cherry Hills Cir,  South Lake Tahoe, California 96150

  • Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation  A global leader in the fight against breast cancer through its support of innovative research and community based outreach programs.